Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Sad News from the Hammersmith Society

Tom Ryland
Tom Ryland, chair of the Hammersmith Society, the organisation that campaigns for better architecture and better living spaces in our neighbourhood, has died.

Tom Ryland had been on the Committee for many years, and Vice Chairman for some twelve years, before becoming Chairman nearly three years ago - a role to which he brought his knowledge as an architect, a lively interest in local affairs and a belief that it was always possible to do things better.

The Hammersmith Society was founded in the 1960s in the wake of the massive demolition which preceded the construction of the Hammersmith Flyover, dividing Hammersmith in two. Since that time, local residents have campaigned for the preservation and improvement of our living spaces.

A service of thanksgiving will be held on 21 April at 12.00 at St Peter’s Church, W6 9BE.

Donations in Tom’s memory may be made to The Blood Fund, which supports the Haematology Department at Hammersmith Hospital: www.imperialcharity.org.uk/the-blood-fund.

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